[Click here to listen to the audio of today’s hearing.] An attorney for Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin says he’s “hopeful” he will get a new trial. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard arguments today. Attorney Guy Cook says the court took the case under advisement.
Rubashkin’s attorney’s sought a new trial claiming Chief U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade, who presided over his trial, couldn’t be impartial and should have recused herself because she participated in the planning of the raid.
Sean Berry, a spokesman with the U.S. attorney’s office, says prosecutors would not comment on Wednesday’s hearing.
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